This live collection was recorded at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit, Michigan on November 8, 2012. It's our very best work to date, with sizzling leads from Jake Burdock, blistering bass from Kenny Szymanski, and relentless grooves from Leland McCann (with Tom and Bob doing what they always do best). Add to that some soaring lap steel from Nick Klaver and jaw-dropping piano from Ian Tadaschi-Moore and you have one exciting, well-paced concert experience (you'll just have to add your own applause because we cut all that stuff out).
You'll hear the old school blues we're known for, some fresh heartland Americana, and some incredibly funky rock that will make you want to move SOME part of your body (head, hips, feet - take your pick). And the lyrics are our strongest offering yet, dealing with the vicissitudes of life (yes, I said "vicissitudes" - it means the "ups and downs", i.e., the "seasons") and the lessons learned in the aftermath.
The song order carefully flows one to another as do the themes (but we'll let you figure that out by listening). The interplay of the instruments sounds great in headphones. This is one well-constructed album that just so happens to be recorded in a live setting (where we really shine).
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I wrote this for Tom, who still suffers from the Catholic guilt of his upbringing. For me it was Baptist guilt. Maybe for you it's Jewish guilt, or maybe an agnostic family-based guilt. It doesn't matter - all guilt feels the same in the end. It's just weird because at the merest hint that you might be the problem you find yourself nodding your head in agreement... that is, until the day that you finally realize that maybe the problem has a different source after all...
I used to take that junk so personally
like a slamdance, everybody hammering me
You could say the worst and I would believe
that it's nobody’s fault except for me, but -
ooh - maybe it's you (4x)
Maybe mommy never said I was any good
Maybe dad got mad when I did the best I could
When your cold hard slap came out of the blue
Tried to blame myself, then I thought it through -
Did you have a bad day? Did the bed bugs bite?
Are you just a jerk looking for a fight?
I'm a little naive, not that bright,
But I think I finally see the light...
So you can take stuff you're shoveling me
spread it all around for my friends to see
manipulate, fabricate, bait the hook
but I won’t give it a second look, because -
from The Seasons & The Scars (2012),
released November 8, 2012
Bob Young - vocals, piano
Tom Kozanecki - rhythm guitar
Jake Burdock - lead and rhythm guitar
Kenny Szymanski - bass guitar
Leland McCann - drums
Lucky Jr is the love child of Terry Birkett. The spirit of Billy Bragg in the form of a tight, rockin' Americana band, this is the kind of music that bears repeated listening and sticks with you. Delta Twins
Brutal honesty, extreme highs and lows, and seasoned with a bit of every style of music Bob grew up with, this collection will connect with your heart and mind, and just might help heal your soul. Delta Twins